semicomatose


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sem·i·com·a·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs),
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious

semicomatose

[-kō′mətōs]
Etymology: L, semi, half; Gk, koma, deep sleep
pertaining to a condition of stupor from which a patient can be aroused. See also coma, Glasgow Coma Scale.
Relating to a state in which a patient is unresponsive unless shaken

semicomatose

Neurology adjective Relating to a state in which a Pt is unresponsive unless shaken, not stirred. See Comatose.

sem·i·co·ma·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs)
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious.

sem·i·co·ma·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs)
Imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response.
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The doctor may not be able to communicate his decision to demented, semicomatose or otherwise incompetent patients, but this does not invalidate the decision.
My brother was semicomatose by this time and the doctor and I carried him downstairs and then drove him to the hospital.
We also evaluated clinical characteristics of identified case-patients and found that approximately half were first seen by a clinician [less than or equal to] 1 day after symptom onset; at that time, 62% of case-patients were semicomatose, comatose, or dead.
All five were in a semicomatose condition and receiving treatment last night in the intensive care unit of Wexford General hospital where one was described as "very seriously ill".
Subject 5 was a non-insulin-dependent diabetic with schizophrenia who was found semicomatose and hypothermic after an overdose, which included substantial acetaminophen ingestion.